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4th Edition of Cardiology World Conference

September 18-20, 2023 | Valencia, Spain

September 18 -20, 2023 | Valencia, Spain
CWC 2019

Rolf Nordmeier

Rolf Nordmeier, Speaker at Speaker for Catalysis Conference- Rolf Nordmeier
Klinikum Frankfurt Main-Taunus, Germany
Title : Anaesthesia in patients equipped with cardiac devices


Cardiac pacemakers and arrhythmia devices are standard therapies in patients. International guidelines recommend how to handle patients equipped with cardiac devices during anesthesia. However, these guidelines are not really helpful in emergency cases, since there is not enough time to adhere to all recommendations, and most often, it remains unknown what type of cardiac devices the patient is equipped with. Nonetheless, our patients need to be treated according to the highest safety standards. We therefore present the essential steps required to guarantee patient safety in emergency cases equipped with cardiac devices. These “emergency guidelines” were recently published in a German Anesthesia journal. Perioperative management of patients equipped with cardiac implanted electronic devices. Anesthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schnerzther 2016, 51: 220-225


Dr. Rolf Nordmeier startet his career in internal medicine, before he became a fully licensed anesthesiologist. He now is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, mainly responsible for patient safety and education. Prof. Dr Michael Booke studied Medicine at the University of Muenster, Germany. He then worked at the University of Galveston, Texas and at the University of Muenster, Germany. In 1995, he completed his residency to become a fully licensed anesthesiologist. He took a position as a Visiting Professor in Melbourne, Australia, before he became Vice-Chair of the Dept. of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care at the University of Muenster. Since 2003, he is Head of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care in Bad Soden, Teaching Hospital of the University of Frankfurt.